10.22.2014

Stylish Treasures


photography c/o erin christine photography

We all have talents, many talents. Some people have a talent for singing, math, public speaking, compassion, making others laugh, etc. My friend Brandi, among many other things, has a talent for thrifting. She is the best thrifter I've ever met and can spot a good find from a mile away. Brandi shares her talent in her instagram shop- Stylish Treasures, where she sells the most amazing finds! She sent me the shoes in THIS 90's inspired post and today I am featuring a sweater from her shop. I am in love with this sweater have already worn it way too much. Then, while wearing it, I actually thrifted this Dooney and Bourke bag, all by myself and couldn't have been prouder! I think it might be good luck... I have definitely taken tips from Brandi and applied them in my own shopping.

If you love a great deal for beautiful things, be sure to check out Brandi's shop- Stylish Treasures. She's always adding to it, and her items sell like hotcakes, so don't hesitate if you want something!

sweater- stylish treasures
jeans- paige denim
shoes- jeffery campbell
bag- thrifted / dooney and bourke
necklace- old navy
watch- daniel wellington / use the code gentrileeblog to receive 15% off your order until 10/31

P.S. A big thank you to Erin Christine Photography for these pictures! If you're in the DMV area, be sure to check her out!

10.21.2014

Fern and Fostered // A Giveaway


I have been a huge tote bag fan, lately. They're the perfect grab-and-go bag. And this one from Fern and Fostered is exceptionally beautiful; I'm in love with that logo! Fern and Fostered is a brand new and beautiful Etsy shop that sells vintage and repurposed decor as well as these tote bags. I wish I could buy everything she has posted. She is giving away a tote bag at the end of this post, so keep scrolling.

This outfit is something I wear after a day of work or on a weekend when I want to be comfortable and yet presentable. It's perfect for running errands and I can use my Fern and Fostered tote bag instead of plastic shopping bags.

sweater- athleta
jeans- nordstrom
tote- fern and fostered
shoes- nordstrom
crystal necklace- the land of salt
zodiac necklace- fifth & mae
watch- daniel wellington (use code "gentrileeblog" to receive 15% off until 10/31
gem ring- prismera

What do you wear when you want to be comfortable yet presentable? Be sure to enter the giveaway below for a chance to win your own Fern and Fostered tote!

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10.20.2014

Simple Halloween Makeup // Neutrogena Cleansing Wipes

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I have never been someone who lived for my halloween costume. Often it was thrown together last minute and usually it was pretty lame. And even though I'm a makeup artist, I personally don't like wearing a lot of makeup (and I don't have one of those faces that can take a ton of makeup) and usually wash it off as soon as I get home. So this year I have resorted to wearing my halloween t-shirt and maybe adding some fun yet simple makeup. I wanted to share some of my ideas with you today, in case you're like me or something prevents you from going all out with your halloween ensemble. I have also stocked up on some Neutrogena Cleansing Wipes from Walmart to ease my makeup woes. With a couple swipes, these makeup remover wipes take off even the heaviest of makeup applications.

First, I decided to add some fun eyeshadow and liner. I applied a highlighting shadow all over my lid and then a matte brown in the crease and extended it to the inside corner of my eye and up to my brow. The liner was really fun- I applied a heavy cat-eye and then using a small, fine makeup brush, I added some orange lipstick(!) under the wing and on the inside corner of my eye.

For my lips, I applied a very dark (I wanted black but couldn't find any without going online) lipstick. But to take it a step further, and to really accent and define the lip color, I used a white eyeliner to trace my upper lip. While I wouldn't do this everyday, it's perfect for halloween or other dress-up events to really define that lip line.

Lastly, I decided to be a little more creative than usual with my nails. I painted them black and used a "smokey" topcoat to add some dimension and topped it off with some polka dots in white.

So, I didn't realize I was holding the product upside down until I was editing these pictures... Please forgive me!

Makeup free with the help of (less than) one Neutrogena Cleansing Wipe!


You can use one or all 4 of these (or use them to inspire) tips to create a look of your own. You can join the Neutrogena Face Off Challenge by sharing your halloween looks and using the hashtag #NeutrogenaFaceOff, I would love to see what you come up with!

10.19.2014

Kelsey Bang // Know Your Style


Hello Gentri Lee Readers! We are Jake and Kelsey Bang and are so excited to be meeting you today! We love Gentri Lee and how she always finds so much beauty all around her! 

We are a his and her style blog called Kelsey Bang. We have been blogging for a year and a half now and have been loving every minute of it! We have really enjoyed being able to do something together we love and focused on what we love (fashion)! One of our favorite things about blogging is taking pictures together! We love finding new photo locations and mapping out our Saturday photo runs.

We have always believed in wearing what makes you feel your best! Whether that be a tshirt/jeans or a cute dress! We both love wearing casual clothing but love to dress up every once and a while! Fashion should be fun and exciting! We have always felt, if you're not having fun, mix it up and try something new! One of our favorite ways to try out new styles is finding something you are already comfortable wearing like a basic button up tee, but pushing the limits with a bold color or print, or a new fabric you are not used to wearing.

We have loved how blogging has helped us expand our style and try out new trends. One of our favorite trends right now for fall season is a statement coat. There are so many amazing coats out right now we have been in online shopping heaven! We love how a lot of coats have asymmetrical hems or even cute fishtails. A few of our favorite places to shop for the Statement Coats have been All Saints, Urban Outfitters and Nordstrom!

Thanks for reading!
-Kelsey & Jake

10.17.2014

Five For Friday


^ grandpa sweaters // source

Each time I do these posts there is almost zero cohesive-ness between the trends featured. There's no rhyme or reason to the trends I pick, it's just whatever I've been thinking about that week. These trends are no different; they're all just things that I would love to try and/ or add more of to my wardrobe. What about you? What trends have you been loving, lately?

plaid pants in all shades // source

patent leather loafers // source

celtic knots // source

jumper dresses // source
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